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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control problem animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116402  Control problem animals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Qualifying learners are capable of identifying predators eroding farm animals, distinguishing, selecting and demonstrating various control practices and measures and applying appropriate post control practices.

In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture and especially the animal production field and the small stock industry.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in the small stock industry and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Control Problem Animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the natural behaviour of problem animals causing erosion. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Problem animals include but are not limited to lynx/caracul, jackal, hyena, leopards, otters, badgers, various birds and reptiles as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terrain and habitat of various problem animals are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different spoors/tracks of various problem animals are described and identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Excretions/dung of various problem animals are recognised and identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Calling behaviour of various problem animals are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Feeding patterns of various problem animals are observed and identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Distinguish between various control practices applied to problem animals causing erosion on farms. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Control practices include but are not limited to snares, poison, trapping, culling, capture and other as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various control practices are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advantages and disadvantages of various control practices are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Application of control practices are described and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation regulating the control of problem animals is stated and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Selection of the relevant control practices for controlling various problem animals causing erosion on farms. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Control practices include but are not limited to snares, poison, trapping, and calling, capture physical and other as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Control practices and procedures are evaluated and selected according to the problem animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selected control practice and procedures are applied correctly under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Control practices and procedures are implemented according to legislation and considering environmental issues. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify post control practices of problem animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Control practices include but are not limited to snares, poison, trapping, and calling, capture physical and other as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problem animals retrieved after control practices are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Animals retrieved after implementing the relevant control practices, are evaluated by weighing and sexing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problem animals retrieved are evaluated for general health or abnormalities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pregnancy, number of foetuses, stomach content.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All animals retrieved are disposed of appropriately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Skin, teeth, taxidermy and other.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adapt control practices based on post control findings when appropriate. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that al the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Characteristics allowing for the identification of predators.
  • Various control practices.
  • Conditions and circumstances when selecting and implementing control practices.
  • Legislation involved with control of predators.
  • Post control practices.
  • Sensory cues used are sight, sound and smell.
  • Procedures according to rules and regulations are applied.
  • Relationships between the farming system and the environment are applied.
  • Literacy and numeracy.
  • Animal handling skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Selection of the relevant control practices for controlling various problem animals causing erosion on farms.
  • Post control practices of problem animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Distinguish between various control practices applied to problem animals causing erosion on farms.
  • Selection of the relevant control practices for controlling various problem animals causing erosion on farms.
  • Post control practices of problem animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    World as related system: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49011   National Diploma: Animal Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    4. Mvelo Consultant 
    5. Setlakala Business Development 
    6. Skills Fusion 
    7. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.